A site assessment is an essential first step for any project. We deal with this by offering a fixed price site visit for this part of the work. Before we come out to you, we research the planning or enforcement history as well as identifying any other constraints including landscape designations, or other hurdles such as proximity to ancient woodland or flood zones.
Once on site we discuss what you are trying to achieve. We might suggest an alternative approach. We try to offer practical, positive and cost-effective advice. We will also try to let you down gently if your ideas have no chance of success.
Most applications need supporting information from other specialists. We have a group of competent people in various disciplines who help us. These disciplines include (amongst others) ecology, contamination, flood risk, highways, trees, archaeology, building archaeology, structural engineering, noise and environmental health.
The fee for this service reflects the size of the site, its location, as well as the complexity of the project.
Site Promotion and Local Plan Representation
If, following an appraisal, we consider your site suitable it can be promoted for allocation within the emerging development plan for the area, including Neighbourhood Plans. This can be a long-term process taking years but should the opportunity for a speculative application arise we will advise accordingly. If not promoted correctly, the Local Authority may discount your land at an early stage. We have experience of negotiating this complex process.
We can assist with formal objections and representations to emerging Development and Neighbourhood Plans.
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Permission Granted for HUF house and lake
We are delighted to have secured permission for a substantial HUF house and lake in a rural location near Cranbrook. The house, located in the AONB, incorporates sustainable construction with plenty of biodiversity enhancement. CGI image courtesy of Peter Huf Architecture #dreamhouse #sustainablearchitecture #ruralproperty #rtpi #rics